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January 2013 Archives

Cuba’s New Tax Law Takes Effect - Intended to Improve “Economic Conditions”

Cuba’s New Tax Law Takes Effect - Intended to Improve “Economic Conditions”

Cuba enacted this Jan. 1 a new Tax Law to continue the government's "modernization" of socialism with economic reforms that revamp the tax culture of a country where taxes have continue reading »

2 Million Ring in 2013 on Brazil’s Copacabana Beach

2 Million Ring in 2013 on Brazil’s Copacabana Beach

Brazil greeted the New Year with massively attended festivities in its principal cities, the standout being the celebration on Rio de Janeiro's Copacabana beach attended by close to 2.3 million people. continue reading »

Spanish Prime Minister to Visit Peru, Chile, Algeria, Panama in 2013

Spanish Prime Minister to Visit Peru, Chile, Algeria, Panama in 2013

Spanish Prime Minister Mariano Rajoy plans to visit Chile, Peru, Panama and Algeria during 2013, and his agenda of international travels also includes a meeting at the White House with U.S. President Barack Obama. continue reading »

Colombian President Still to Decide If He’ll Run for 2nd Term

Colombian President Still to Decide If He’ll Run for 2nd Term

Colombian President Juan Manuel Santos said that he will wait until mid-2013 to make the decision on whether to seek a second four-year term in 2014 an continue reading »

Baby Names Predictions for 2013 - 5 Trends That Will Shock You

Baby Names Predictions for 2013 - 5 Trends That Will Shock You

One might think that we have seen it all – last year brought a lot of outrageous baby names. It would appear this is only the tip of the iceberg though, as 2013 is shaping up to be the year that pushes the boundaries of what was previously considered "norm continue reading »

New Year’s in Time Square: New York Welcomes More than 1M for Ball Drop

New Year’s in Time Square: New York Welcomes More than 1M for Ball Drop

More than 1 million people welcomed the new year in Times Square, where neither the cold nor the strict security measures were obstacles to happiness and merriment. continue reading »

Census Bureau Rethinks the Best Way to Measure Race

Census Bureau Rethinks the Best Way to Measure Race

Possible revisions to how the decennial census asks questions about race and ethnicity have raised concerns among some groups that any changes could reduce their population count and thus weaken their electoral clout. continue reading »

A Magnificent Year for Lionel Messi (VIDEO)

A Magnificent Year for Lionel Messi (VIDEO)

It’s been a magnificent year for Lionel Messi, the Barcelona and Argentina star who is a favorite to win his fourth FIFA Ballon d’Or award on January 7, 2013, a trophy given annually to the world’s best football player. continue reading »

¡Feliz Año Nuevo! Happy New Year from HS News!

¡Feliz Año Nuevo! Happy New Year from HS News!

From all of us at Hispanically Speaking News, Feliz Año Nuevo! As we close the book on 2012, we hope 2013 treats you well and brings you happy memo continue reading »

Fans Say Final Goodbye to Soccer Legend Salvador Reyes at Omnilife Stadium

Fans Say Final Goodbye to Soccer Legend Salvador Reyes at Omnilife Stadium

Fans had an opportunity to say a final goodbye to legendary Guadalajara and Mexican national soccer team player Salvador Reyes, who died last week from colon cancer, at a memorial service in this western Mexican city. continue reading »

Hispanically Speaking News Wishes You a Very Happy New Year!

Hispanically Speaking News Wishes You a Very Happy New Year!

We wish you love, peace and prosperity in 2013 continue reading »

Narco Blog: Sweet Sixteen Party Ends with One Dead

Narco Blog: Sweet Sixteen Party Ends with One Dead

Hours after an armed group executes a man in a casino where they held a Sweet Sixteen, 10 guests who were injured were discharged from the hospital where they were treated. continue reading »

Mexico Sees 10% Rise in Armored Car Sales in 2012

Mexico Sees 10% Rise in Armored Car Sales in 2012

A total of 3,102 automobiles were fitted with armor in 2012, up 10 percent from the previous year, due to the drug-related violence plaguing Mexico, the Mexican Automotive Armor Association, or AMBA, said. continue reading »

Cuban Blogger Yoani Sanchez- Welcome Twelve Plus One

Cuban Blogger Yoani Sanchez- Welcome Twelve Plus One

The Kabbalah, the number is not mentioned, a superstition with numbers, the calamity that even pronouncing eight letters could bring. I remember when I turned thirteen the many jokes at school that revolved around it. “How old are you?” asked the upper grade students to mock my confusion when answering. continue reading »